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. in italy, in europe, a lot of italians are baying little red horns because little red horns ward off the so-called evil i didn't. and, then, putin is not worried at all, the russian president says he knows when the world is ending, 4.5 billion years away but he also said, today, and this is interesting, that life on earth will end before the world ends because the sun is going to turn into a little white dwarf. this has been a good crop of mushrooms this year. >>shepard: apparently. maybe he can slay a dragon. what left is nasa is left. >>jonathan: nasa made a video datelined the day after the apocalypse with this message. >> december 22, 2012. if you are watch this video, it means one thing: the world didn't end yesterday. >>shepard: it means they released it early. >>jonathan: nasa says there are no comets that will collide with the earth or nothing that will bun us up but they did it early which makes you wonder really they really are preparing and just wanted to put this out but if you want reliable evidence the world is not ending i talked to my brother in new zealand a short time ago
in personnel to maintain their strength. 14,000 served in that combat in italy. 9,000 500 received purple hearts, 21 medal of honors including senator inouye's medal of honor. and it was a remarkable time and remarkable commitment that he demonstrated to the country that he loved. i know we'll talk about his record and i may do that later myself but i just want to say what i think about daniel inouye in his core. he shared with us at prayer breakfast. we don't quote what people say at that meeting but he talked about his feeling about war and his participation in it. it was one of the most moving presentations i think any of us had seen. and it was so well received by the people there t. truth is senator inouye did not like war. he hated war. he knew the drubblingtive power of war and how people suffered as a result of it. and he voted against a number of resolutions that would commit the united states to military action. but at the same time, there was no doubt based on his ranking and chairmanship over a period of years, decades e he was a person who always at bottom could be counted on
, distinguished service cross, bronze star, purple hea heart, left an arm in italy. a. as he said to me that last meeting we had together, "anything other than the arm?" i got shot in the arm and in the leg a couple times sm. we will all miss him, and that's a gross understatement. i wish i were capable of saying more, but i -- that's all i can say is that i've talked to his wife irene. she's there with his son, and i've known for a few hours that this wasn't working out well with senator inouye. but he is certainly one of the giants of the senate. remember what he said. he told his son when asked why he fought the way he did after having been declared an enemy alien, he said, he did it for the children. that's senator inouye. his commitment to our nation will never be surpassed. his service in the senate will be with the greats of this body. now, i could ask my friend if he wishes to speak on this issue. it would be my hope that the two votes that are scheduled, that we could do both of these judges by voice vote. i don't think it's appropriate to have a recorded vote at this time. so i'd ask un
harbor and he signed up. he lost an arm to a german grenade while he was fighting in italy. his colleagues are still amazed by his legacy. >> it can be seen in every mile of every road in hawaii, in every nature preserve, in every facility that makes hawaii a safer place. >> senator inouye died at walter reed national military medical center. this was yesterday. he was 88. >>> still to come when the news continue this morning, theater bus. the next segment is for you. he "les miserables" is playing at the national theater. coming up in a bit, we'll talk to one of the stars of the hit musical and hear her sing as well. you don't want to miss that. >> first, a bulletproof backpack. see what some parents are doing to make sure their child has a fighting chance should a disaster strike in the classroom. >>> last friday's shooting in newtown, connecticut has many parents across the country searching for more ways to keep their children safe. is a backpack shield the answer though? we take a look. >> reporter: here it is. the backpack shield is manufactured right here in austin, texas
in italy and there lost an arm to a german grenade, leading a battle that won him the medal of honor. >> everything became a bit crazy. bullets flying all over the place, and my arm flew off. i looked for the grenade because i knew it was in my hand, and there it was still clutched. and i peeled it off and threw it at the enemy. >> reporter: inouye was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1959. the same year hawaii became a state. he won a seat in the senate three years later where he served 8 1/2 terms. >> he was a man who, as we all know, rarely called attention to himself, but who lived a remarkable american life filled with dignity and grace of the true hero that he was. >> reporter: he gained notoriety when he served on the senate committee looking into the watergate scandal. the probe ultimately led to president nixon's resignation. in a statement, president obama said, "our country has lost a true american hero." cbs news, los angeles. >>> congressman tim scott has been appointed to fill the south carolina senate seat vacated by jim demint. scott will be the south's
on the battlefield, world war ii and lost his arm in battle. bottom line, he was wounded just one hill away in italy from where former senator bob dole was also wounded and senate majority leader harry reid was here hawaii today eulogizing senator inouye, talking about how emotional he got as he saw the senator's casket in the rotunda. >> he wasn't satisfied just to be there, he wanted up on that platform so he could reach his friend of 60 years, dan inouye. he got up there, with a little struggle, but he got up there and soldier to soldier, with his left hand, he saluted his soldier friend of 60 years. >> reporter: now, i want to make clear that senator inouye, i said he was award theed medal of honor. he earned it, he's a recipient. not something he won in a contest. and they heard me say that or told i said that. i want to clarify that senator inouye, all three of men received the honor, great, great honor, harris. >> harris: you've cleared it up for us, ed henry. now we'll see the flip side of this and talk about what's going on here in the mainland. the president is on vacation obviously, but
wo world war ii. he lost his arm in the battle. he was wounded one hill away in italy from where former senator bob dole was also wounded. harry reid was in hawaii talked about how hie motionnal bob dol got when he saw senator inouye's casket in the rotunda. >> he wasn't just satisfied to be there he wanted up on the platform so he could reach his friend of 60 years dan inouye. it was a little struggle but he got up there and soldier to soldier with his left hand he sal lawsuit-- saluted his soldi friend of 60 years. >> now i want to make clear senator inouye was the recipient of the medal of honor. today i said he was awarded the medal of honor. big difference. he earned it. he was a recipient. i understand ball bouka and dakota meyers who were both recipients were told i said that. i want to clarify senator inouye all three of the men received the honor. great, great honor. >> you have cleared it up for us. y we will hear the flip side of this and talk about what was going on in the mainland. >> the president is on vacation obviously. is he doing other work that might bring him
's highest military medal for action in italy. as a member of the senate, senator inouye continued his fierce defense of his state in his partnership with alaska. my preye predecessor, ted steve, knew senator inouye as his brother. they worked together and produced much good for both our states. that will last for generations. when i was elected to this office, senator inouye was one of the first members to reach out to me to ask how he could help. the unique thing about senator inouye was always his quiet approach to all the issues. he provided me quiet advice and helped me learn how this place works. many times i'd be down here at the podium and in the well here waiting for the vote to be tallied or members to vote, and snon senator inouye was come in, stand at the edge there and look up and just say, how's it going, alaska? and we would have a brief conversation and usually his words were land incredible insight -- it may not even be relevant to the topic that we were voting on, but he'd say something to me about something he knew i was working on. and he would just share a few words. i kn
for broke regiment. he saw combat in italy and southern france and was badly wounded during an engagement for which he was awarded the distinguished service cross. which was later upgraded to the medal of honor. our highest award for military valor. with financial assistance from the g.i. bill, inouye graduated from university of hawaii and the george washington university law school. when hawaii became a state on august 21, 1959, annual in a way at one election to the united states house of representatives as a new states congressman. later elected to the united states senate in 1962, he is currently serving his eighth term in the united states and. >> in our earlier and abuse in this series, other people we have spoken to have talked about the first time they were sworn in as a member of congress. in 1959, he became the first member from hawaii. what was that like when you were first on the floor of the house of representatives? >> well, i spent some time in washington before this, as you know. i went to law school, but i've never been on the floor of the chamber. and so it was an aweso
,000 served in that combat team during the brutal combat in italy. 9,500 received purple hearts. twenty-one medal of honor is including senator inouye, met lamar. and it was a remarkable time, remarkable commitment that he demonstrated to the country that he loved. we will talk about his record and i made to that later myself but i just want to say what i think about daniel inouye at his core, he shared with a save few weeks ago at the prayer breakfast, we don't quote what people say at that meeting, but he talked about his feelings about war, his participation in it. one of the most moving presentations i think any of us had seen. it was so well received by the people there. the truth is senator scott keeter -- senator inouye did not like war. he hated war. he knew the destructive power of war and how people suffered as a result of it. he voted against a number of resolutions that would have committed the united states to military action. but at the same time, there was no doubt, based on his ranking and chairmanship of the subcommittee and defense and appropriations over period of yea
with the famous 442nd regimental combat team in world war ii and was grievously wounded in battle in italy. now, mr. president, the citation, the words for his medal of honor are as follows -- every medal of honor recipient, they write a paragraph or two about why he was given this award -- "on april 21, 1945, inouye was grievously wounded while leading an assault on a heavily defended ridge near san turazo in tuscany, italy. the ridge served as a strong point along the strip of german fortifications known as a gothic line which represent the last and most dogged line of german defense in all of italy. as he led his platoon in a flanking maneuver, three german machine guns opened fire from covered positions just 40 yards away, pinning his men to the ground. inouye stood up to the attack and was shot in the stomach. ignoring his wound, he proceeded to attack and destroy the first machine gun nest with hand grenades and fire from his thompson sub machine gun. after being informed of the severity of his wound by his platoon sergeant, he refused treatment and rallied his men for an attack on the se
senate term in 2010. inouye lost his right arm during a world war two battle in italy. he was awarded the medal of honor the nation's highest honor for valor. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. his office says his last word was aloha. a victory for the teen who took a stand against the makers of the easy bake oven. 13-year-old mckenna pope met with executives from hasbro yesterday. asking for an oven that's not pink or purple so that boys can use it. she says her brother wants one for christmas. well mckenna got her wish. hasbro says it will make a black and silver version of the popular oven and it will hit store shelves next fall. it also plans to change the packaging to show boys and girls on the box. just ahead the car company paying a record fine over safety violations. and, still to come this midday. executives at fast food giant mcdonald's is urging franchise owners to buck tradition and stay open on holidays. and later in lunchbreak we're making chocolate wafer whoopie cookies with the pastry chef from magnolia bakery. i was living with this all-over p
was a recipient of the medal of honor. he was wounded during combat in the po valley in italy, a short time and short distance away from where a young bob dole was also hit in combat. dole almost lost his arm. inouye lost his. while recuperating after the war, the two men struck up a lifelong friendship, served in the senate, of course, together. inouye was given the nation's highest military decoration. he was son of japanese immigrants who volunteered for service in the war and dedicated his life to public service in this country. he was a huge power in the senate on military issues. he was part of both the watergate and iran contra committees. the senior man, senior democrat in the senate, dan inouye of hawaii, was 88 years old. >>> congressman tim scott of south carolina is reportedly about to become the first black senator from the south since reconstruction. the governor of south carolina, nikki haley, has chosen scott to replace senator jim demint. scott is 47, he has a strong conservative voting record. the official announcement apparently comes tomorrow. there are four years remain
in italy and lost an arm to a german grenade leading a battle that won him the medal of honor. >> everything became a bit crazy, bullets flying all over the place. my arm through off. i looked for the grenade because i knew it was in my hand. there it was still clutched and i peeled it off and threw it at the enemy. >> reporter: inouye was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1959, the same year hawaii became a state. he won a seat in the senate three years later where he served eight and a half terms. >> he was a man who as we all know rarely called attention to himself but who lived a remarkable american life filled with dignity and grace of the true hero that he was. >> reporter: he gained notoriety when he served on the senate committee looking into the watergate scandal. the probe ultimately led to president nixon's resignation. in a statement president obama said, quote, our country has lost a true american hero. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. >> inouye also served as the chair of the congressional panel during the iran-contra affair. he was responsible
inouye lost his right arm in italy and received the medal of honor for his service. daniel inouye died on monday at walter reed military medical center. he was 88 years old. and i want you to watch these pictures. >>> i have some news just into cnn about the attorney general eric holder. we are finding out now the attorney general is set to head to newtown, connecticut, today after meeting with vice president joe biden at 1:00. but don't expect to see him. this is not a public event. the attorney general has scheduled to apparently meet with some of the law enforcement officials in that town and then also with some of the first responders who were the first people to enter the sandy hook elementary school and discover the carnage there that ended up being the loss of 20 children and six adults in that school and then, of course, the mother of the killer who was shot in her bed and the killer himself. the attorney general apparently is not traveling with any other senior justice officials to newtown. he will also not be attending any of the funerals or the memorials. and again, you will
.s. government in world war ii and was recognized for gallantry and leadership on the battlefield in italy. in that battle, young lieutenant inouye lost his right arm. while recovering from his wounds, he be friended a young soldier, a guy by the name of bob dole, a guy who he would partner with years later. in a same, bob doled called inouye one of the senate's giants. he pushed for hawaii statehood, became the state's first owed voting representative, taking his seat in congress on august 21st, 1959, the same day hawaii became a state. he was the first japanese american who serve in congress. he was elected to the senate in 1962 and he served there ever since. inouye served a lifelong bipartisan friendship with a newby senator, a guy by the name of alaska's ted steven. the two called each other brothers. inouye took part in two of the biggest senate hearings in the 21st century and became a familiar face to many americans. first, there was watergate. >> the committee to re-elect the president and file a report with the government accounting office indicating that the committee had a surp
decorated in the war caught in a fire fight in italy and inouye shot in the stomach and wounded he continued to fight crawling up a hillside, grabbing a grenade of a wounded arm to kill the germans saving many lives. inouye lost that arm but while recovering from the wounds in the hospital he met two future senate greats. phillip hart and bob dole. they all ended up serving together. he became a key player in american political life for 50 years the vice president today swore in senator patrick leahy. third in line for the presidency. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. bittersweet moment. >> bittersweet indeed. he died with his wife and son at his side. his last word according to his office was, aloha. trusted everywhere. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has you
japanese planes flew over his home to bomb pearl harbor. he served in italy and there lost an arm to a german grenade, leading a battle that won him the medal of honor. >> everything became a by the crazy. bullets flying all over the place and my arm flew off. i looked for the grenade because i knew it was in my hand. and there it was still clutched. and i peeled it off and i threw it at the enemy. >> reporter: inouye was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1959. the same year hawaii became a state. he won a seat in the senate three years later where he served eight and a half terms. >> he was a man who, as we all know, rarely called attention to himself. but who lived a remarkable american life filled with dignity and grace of the true hero that he was. >> reporter: he gained notoriety when he served on the senate committee looking into the watergate scandal. the probe ultimately led to president nixon's resignation. in a statement president obama said, "our country has lost a true american hero." >> inouye also served as chair of the congressional panel during the ir
carter to visit italy with the delegation, members of congress, italian american members of congress, and we went there to deliver assistance from the dwrites government after an earthquake in southern italy. and one of the village we visited there was a rehearsal for first commune ongoing on in the church. so just about every 7-year-old in the village was in church practicing for first holy commune on. when the earthquake hit, the -- communian. when the earthquake hit, the roof came down, every 7-year-old in the village was gone. it was impossible to console the people there. not only had they individually lost their child, which is unthinkable, but the whole town had lost that class, their future, their new growth, their hopes, their babies. their babies. so how -- and that really frmpled my thinking about how fragile -- transformed my think being how fragile life is. this was a natural disaster. what happened in newtown was a personal decision about someone whose judgment was thoroughly impaired, who had -- how could he do this? how could he do it? because he had his own problems.
for actions he took in italy in 1945 as a member of the legendary 442 combat team composed entirely of japanese americans. may senator inouye rest in peace. >>> now back to some stock market work. stocks continue to discount a fiscal cliff solution of some kind. as i've suggested, they're reacting positively. how about a little optimism on that story? up next, some optimism. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at ov
military. that says it all. after being gravely wounded in italy, his arm was amputated. he spent 21 months recuperating from his wounds at an army hospital in michigan. future majority leader bob dole, another young gi, who had been also wounded in the european theater, and he told senator inouye he wanted to go to law school and go to congress. bob dole was elected to congress one year after senator inouye. senator inouye always joked, "i went with the dole plan, and i beat him. " he has been a soft and powerful voice. although he was an unabashed progressive democrat, he always put his country first and his party second. dan was a vital presence in the senate, and in death, he will remain a legend. his last words on earth, "aloha," and it is with a heavy heart that we did him aloha, we love you, to a legend of the senate, daniel inouye. -- we bid him aloha. >> good morning. on behalf of the united states house of representatives, i extend condolences to his family, colleagues, and constituents. in late 1963, a young freshman senator stood under the splenda dome, as we do now, in vigil an
home to bomb pearl harbor. he signed up and lost an arm to a german grenade while fighting in italy. the 88-yard senator died a -- 88-year-old senator died at walter reed medical center from respiratory complications. his fellow hawaiian in the senate described inouye's unparalleled legacy. >> it can be seen in every mile of every road in hawaii, in every nature preserve, in every facility that makes hawaii a safer place. >> daniel inouye was 88 years old. >>> it's 5:09. much less fog than yesterday morning. the breezes will be itself ig -- will be the bigger issue. here's a look at your day planner. still some clouds out there now a. touch of fog north and west. 57 by noon. about the high for the day. winds will be to the west, northwest 15, 25 miles an hour with a 6:00 p.m. temperature of 50. let's check in with monika samtani for the latest in timesaver traffic. >>> if you're planning to head over in college park, here's what it looks like from up above at the beltway. no issues to report heading around to the 95 interchange. as you can see the fog has lifted. you're good to go t
country fully fully, over in italy, and losing an arm, such a hero, storming several german machine gunner nests, and so brave because he was an american, he was fighting for his country. some may have mentioned or some might in the future mention danny's statement to many of us that went to a prayer breakfast a few months ago. dan didn't ever go to any prayer breakfasts. but he went to one and he wanted to explain why he did something. and it was one of the more touching moments in my memory here is when danny went through a bit of his life, explaining how he was in hawaii, in a foster home, orphanage, something similar to that and a bishop would come by monthly with each of the young children and say what can i do for you, young lady, young man and deap right away said i want a home. he explained how he went to live in the bishop's home raised by nuns and that went a long way to help danny appreciate and understand decency, working together in community, and it metropolitan a lot to him. and later then pearl harbor and he wanted to sign up and serve. but when he explained all this to us,
a series of machine guns on a hill in italy on april 21, 1945. his actions rightly earned him the medal of honor. he was the embodyment of the greatest generation, courage, sacrifice, humility and love of country. this was a commitment to serve and protect those who fight for our country is one he took personally. why he always stood up for the ideals of freedom and justice that our country is founded upon because he saw firsthand what happens when we don't and it's why he was always proud to stand up for our heritage in hawaii. the truth is, senator inouye deeply loved our beautiful state of hawaii. half a september try ago, he had a vision of the hawaii we inherit from him today. he displayed a builder's skill, pouring the foundation of the modern and vibrant hawaii that is his legacy. and so the greatest tribute we can pay him is to acquire his vision, apply his skills and build on the remarkable foundation he laid for us. from strengthening our schools and university to building our roads and bridges and just today, our state marked another milestone led by senator inouye. we signed
military. that says it all. after being gravely wounded in italy, senator inouye's arm was amputated. he spent 21 months recuperating from his wounds in an army hospital in michigan. there he met a lifetime friend, future majority leader bob dole, another young g.i. who had been also wounded in the european theater. senator dole told senator inouye he planned to go to law school and eventually serve in congress. dan inouye was elected to congress in 1959 as hawaii's first congressman. bob dole was elected to congress a year later. senator inouye always joked, i went with the dole plan and i beat him. three years later, dan inouye was elected to the senate and he's been a soft and powerful voice for the people of hawaii ever since. although senator inouye was an unabashed progressive democrat, he always put his country first and his party second. dan was a vibrant and vital presence in the senate and in death he'll remain a legend. his last words on earth, aloha. and it is with a heavy heart that i and we bid aloha, goodbye, i love you to a friend and legend of the senate, daniel ken inou
kent. >> as a japanese american soldier in world war ii, he lost his right arm in italy and received the medal of honor. only 31 people have ever lane in capitol rotunda. the last was gerald ford nearly six years ago. >> as the bin laden movie, his theaters -- >> he is right in the inner circle. >> some senators are livid over a scene about torture. plus, a case so shocking it pushed president obama to make a phone call. inside an army daycare, workers who had no business watching children. and should the government buy back guns to boost the economy. you will hear the case. >>> years ago this month, ex-cop heard screams and rifle shots outside her church. a glass door exploded and someone yelled gene is coming through the door. live from denver, welcome to you. take me back to that day. from what i heard from the story, people start ducking and hiding. what happened next? >> the gunman had shot and killed people outside and that alerted me. i heard the muffled pop, pop noises. it even sound like he had come inside the church when he was not inside yet. the gunshots were so loud. the
in the history of the united states' military. that says it all. after being gravely wounded in italy, senator's arm of amputated, spent 21 months recooperating from the wounds in an army hospital in michigan. during that, he met a lifetime friend, future majority leader bob dole, another young gi who had been also wounded in the european theater. senator dole told senator inouye he planned to go to law school and eventually serve in congress. dan inouye was elected to congress in 1959 as hawaii's first congressman. bob dole was elected to congress a year later. senator inouye always joked, i went with the dole plan, and i beat him. three years later, dan inouye was elected to the senate being a soft powerful voice for the people of hawaii ever since. although senator inouye was an unabashedded progressive democrat, he always put his country first and his party second. dan was a vibrant and vital presence in the senate, and in death, he'll remain a legend. his last words on earth, aloha, and it is with a heavy heart that i, we, bid aloha, good-bye, to a friend of the senate, daniel ken inouye.
that is remarkable about the life of dan inouye. the story of his service on the battlefields of italy, --, is indeed remarkable, the physical courage that he displayed in winning the medal of honor is alone enough to earn the title hero. but rising above his physical courage and the guts that he showed is the moral courage that it took for dan inouye and his fellow japanese americans to even set foot on that battlefield. what is it that spurs some of our countrymen to offer their lives in defense of a country that shuns them? where does that love of country come from? and how can we impart some of it to those who too often take this country for granted? it would be a wonderful tribute to dan inouye to seek out ways to encourage such service by future generations. dan inouye's work did not end when he took office -- off his soldier's union you uniform. in many ways, it was just beginning. forced by the loss of his arm to give up dreams of a medical career, he entered politics. his was one of the most remarkable careers of public service that our country has ever seen. we will miss dan inouye so much
service cross, bronze star, purple hea heart, left an arm in italy. a. as he said to me that last meeting we had together, "anything other than the arm?" i got shot in the arm and in the leg a couple times sm. host: joining us from new york city this morning, mr. fund, i just want to begin, if we could, actually, with the front page of "the washington post." in the news that president obama is looking at proposals on guns. obama asked his cabinet members for ideas to curb violence. what do you make of that? guest: well, we've been this way before. in 1994, president clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. it expired in 2004. so we have 10 years of experience of what that ban did. and frankly, a university of pennsylvania study looked at all of that said that while there was some slight decrease in the use of assault weapons, it did nothing for overall gun violence. assault weapons, semi-automatics are used between 2% and 8% of crimes and it said the gun ban did nothing to reduce the overall level of gun violence in this country. look, i mean, this is a very tragic situation. and i
disabled. his actions on 21, april, 1945, in italy were a towering example of strength, of stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 medals of honor awarded to go for broke soldiers. dan inouye and other veterans returned from war having achieved something monumental, something, as we say, larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. they also came home tolerant of views and politics different than their own, a sentiment born of the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor but more keenly felt after the horrors they witnessed in liberating dakow. and they understood the importance of good citizenship, of fair play, hard work, of respect for others and for other flag. for our flag. i had relatives who, like dan inouye, served in these storied units. characteristic of them all was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. and from them my generation learned to find virtue and humility and a nobility of hard work and the value of family and the can confidence that we -- a
a right hand at that point. he'd left it knitly, fighting for -- he'd left it in italy, fighting for this country. he broke barriers large and small throughout his life. but one of the things i loved about him was i saw that relationship with ted stevens. i still remember their desks were right across the aisle from one another. i remember them working and working and working together an owl kinds of legislation -- on all kinds of legislation. and they were brothers. and, you know, their love and friendship transcended partisan divide certainly, but also really they were totally for the national interest. and i think they set a great example for all of us, how we can work together. they didn't always agree. if you look at their voting record, they voted opposite each other a lot of times, but they worked together and they had an exemplary relationship that i think we can all follow. mr. president, i just want to say one or two more words. then i know i have other colleagues here that want to speak. we had senator inouye come to the senate prayer breakfast a few months ago. for th
on 21 april 1945 content so, italy with a retired example of strength, stamina, courage and determination. for which he received one of the 21 idols of honor awarded to soldiers. dan inouye another veterans return to war, having achieved something monumental, something as we say larger than themselves. and they sensed they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. they also came tolerant of these in politics different than their own, a sentiment born at the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor, but more keenly felt after the horrors they would just do liberating dachau and they understood the importance of good citizenship, of fair play, hard work, of respect for others and for our flag. i have relatives who like dan inouye served in these units, characteristic of the mall was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. and from then, my generation learned to find virtue in humility and ability of hard work and the value of family and the confidence that we in america could achieve anything. they taught us to hope and
harry reid. a tribute to his live 88 years. >> after being gravely wounded in italy inouye's arm was amputated. he spent 21 months recuperating from his wounds in an army hospital in michigan. during there he met a lifetime friend, future majority leader bob doyle, another young g. i. also wounded in the european theater. senator dole told senator inouye he bland to go to law school and eventually serve in congress. dan inouye what's elected to congress in 1959 as hawaii's first congressman. bob dole what's elected to congress a year later. senator inouye always joked, i went with the doyle plan and i beat him. three years later dan inouye what's elected to the senate and he's been a soft and powerful voice for the people of hawaii ever since. although senator inouye was an unabashed progressive democrat he always put his country first and his party second. dan was a vibrant and vital presence in the senate, and in death he will remain a legend. his last words on earth, aloha, and it's with a heavy heart that i and we bid aloha, goodbye, i love you to a friend and legend of the s
, in the hill country of italy in a moment of such personal sacrifice and remarkable bravery as to humble any who hear its details. in his service over decades after that moment, he proved what he showed forth on that battlefield -- that danny inouye believed in america even before america believed in him. that even in a moment of such immense injustice in this country, this man's great heart, his aloha spirit, his embrace of the american dream, even in the moment when it was made most bitterly unreal, to thousands of people across this country of japanese ancestry, he led us forward, he pulled us into the greatness that is meant for this country. so the star of senator inouye may have dimmed in this chamber, this chamber that is surrounded in its border by stars, but, mr. president, as i share with you the daily honor of presiding over this chamber, i will in the days and months and years ahead looking to our flag remember that this senator, who represented the 50th state, the state of hawaii, from its very first moment of joining the flags -- joining the stars on our flag in statehood, he s
fortifications in northern italy. the valor, courage, selflessness and determination that he displayed during the battle are the stuff of legend. and this would later earn him the congressional medal of honor. during this attack, he sustained serious permanent injuries that served as a constant reminder of his sacrifice for our country. senator inouye began his political career as a member of a wise territorial house of representatives -- as a member of hawaii's territorial house of representatives in 1954. almost immediately his colleagues tapped him as the majority leader of that body. his tremendous leadership ability was already apparent then. he then ascended to the territorial senate in 1958 and became hawaii's first u.s. congressman with the tkpwrafpbgt statehood in 19 -- granting of statehood in 1959. three years later he became a member of the u.s. senate elected a staggering nine consecutive terms, continuing to serve until his death this week. i believe his effectiveness as a senator and his devotion to his state that no challenger ever mounted a serious threat for his seat. throug
and permanently disabled. his actions on 21 april 1945 in italy were a towering example of strength, stamina, courage, and determination. for which he received one of the 21 medical -- middle of honors. he and other nisei veterans achieve something monumental, and a sense they had earned the right to take larger roles in their communities. that also came home tolerant of the use of politics different than their own, a sentiment born of the intolerance they had experienced after pearl harbor, but more keenly felt after the horrors they witnessed in liberating dachau, and they understood the understand -- the importance of good citizenship, fair play, hard work a lot of respect for others, and for our flag. i had relatives who served in these stories units, characteristic of them all was rarely if ever speaking about what they had done in the war. from them, my generation learned to find virtue in humility and inability of hard work and the value of family and the confidence that we in america could achieve anything. they taught us the hope -- to hope and to dream. then to do something to do s
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